This project is a particular joy for me. Rarely do I have the chance to do great satire, and even more rarely, a comedy within a satire. It’s been a treat and a challenge. Ultimately, the play makes you laugh, makes you think, and hopefully, it will inspire conversation about the true history of Thanksgiving.
To set the stage, here are a couple of my favorite interviews with the playwright:
For the entire month of October, FARFALLE BIANCHE will be streaming on FlickFair! It’s an exciting month to have a short documentary amongst so many others, short and long, narrative, animation, experimental, you name it.
FARFALLE BIANCHE – a young woman, half Italian, half American, raised in Italy and England explores her intimate connection to rural America. In Italian with English subtitles. Written by Kaila Conley-Conversi. Directed and edited by Neil Brookshire. Produced by Assya Dimova.
It’s been a while, but I’m grateful to return to the stage.
Synopsis: Charles, a musicologist, has cloistered himself off from romantic entanglements. He keeps himself occupied with work, casual friendships, food visits from his mother, Helen, and Leonard Bernstein’s music. Isabel, a brokenhearted poet, moves into the apartment next door and has only her visiting father, George, for company. After Charles unexpectedly rescues Isabel from a half-hearted suicide attempt, his loving yet sometimes overbearing mother tries to push the two of them together.